Why Gardening by the Moon Works

“With the waxing of the moon, the earth exhales.” – Ute York Lunar gardening is fun and makes so much sense! The gravitational pull of the moon on the earth affects water on our planet. The moon’s pull is stronger than the sun because, even though the sun is larger, the moon is closer to […]

Hip Hip Hooray for Rose Hips

Allow your roses to form hips. Did you know that, like many plants that produce fruit, the formation of rose hips is a signal to the rose to go dormant for the season? Rose hips provide wonderful color in the garden and are a good source of vitamin C for birds in the fall and […]

Renew Your Garden Tools!

Winter is the time to get your garden tools in shape… hand tools such as shovels, picks, trowels, loppers, etc. should be cleaned, sharpened and well oiled. Steel wool can clean off any rust or caked-on dirt. And pure white vinegar works to remove rust too: pour into a bucket or small plastic tub. Submerse […]

The Sky and Earth – a Union We Overlook at Our Peril

I often write about creating beautiful outdoor environments to lift our spirits and enhance our wellbeing but we cannot be comfortable if the health of our planet is deteriorating. We talk about restoring balance to the earth. This starts with the soil. Once the soil is revitalized the atmosphere and weather will correct itself. Here […]

Garden Photo of the Day – Late Summer Foliage Tapestry

This is a foliage tapestry to plant in a pot or in a bed or around rocks…Sedum Lidakaense ( purple), Sedum Angelina (yellow) and Cerastium or Snow in Summer (silvery-white). Easy to grow, loves the sun and heat, and needs little root room. Voila!